News file for: Chinese Academy of Sciences
A study of six pandas over six years shows that they migrate in order to switch between bamboo species which provide them with different nutrients required for successful breeding.
Pandas kept in captivity have good levels of genetic diversity, making it unnecessary to capture more pandas from the wild.
Study shows that birds prefer red and black over other fruit colors, suggesting that bird preferences may have influenced fruit color evolution.
Changes in pH as the EV71 virus is internalized trigger viral uncoating via the SCARB2 protein, study shows.
China’s Rainbow Fish submersible has been designed to reach depths of 11,000 m, allowing it to explore the deepest known part of the ocean, Challenger Deep.
A study shows that gene editing technology, which could help treat genetic diseases, does not introduce new mutations to cells.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences and the UK-based John Innes Center will establish a research center focused on agricultural technology and microbial genetics.
A genetic analysis has shown that gallbladder cancer patients could stand to benefit from existing drugs targeting the ErbB pathway.
DNA origami could be used to deliver harmful anti-cancer drugs in a more targeted fashion, study shows.
Gold nanoparticles, which are well tolerated by the body and bactericidal in the dark, could be used to prevent biofilms from forming on medical implants, scientists show.